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    AWODAH 1935

    Interest. Settlers in Palestine search for water and having done so, find prosperity.

    Credits (146). Pair of legs walk along a railway track and along a dirt track through rocks and desert land; dust is blown up around him and he fords streams ...

     
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    Palestine

    (157A) October 1938: At the beginning of a new Hebrew year the first 'legal' immigrants arrive at the newly constructed port of Tel Aviv from SS Polonia.

    (182A) June 1939: After the publication of the British Government's White Paper on ...

     
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    Palestine

    (5A) April 1935: The ship Roma arrives at Haifa. On board are new immigrants, 'legals' who have the appropriate immigration certificates, and sportsmen arriving for the Maccabiah Sports Games.

    (10B) June 1935: Jubilee celebrations for ...

     
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    Palestine

    (128A) February 1938: New High Commissioner Sir Harold MacMichael arrives at Haifa to take up his new office.

    (129A) March 1938: Fire in a timber warehouse at Rehovoth. Firemen. Palestinian Police head out with tracking dogs. (This fire ...

     
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    Palestine

    (92D) June 1937: laying foundation stone for new Hulda Kibbutz. Crowds arrive for ceremony; Palestinian 'fellahin' at ceremony; speeches by unknown settlers who read a scroll outlining the purpose of the kibbutz which is then buried in the ...

     
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    Palestine

    (49A) Winter 1935/36: Celebrations in Biyat Vagin on planting trees.

    (41B) November/December 1935: Municipal elections in Tel Aviv and electioneering.

    (70C) January 1937: High Commissioner Wauchope visits Itzhar cosmetic factory ...

     
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    Palestine

    (No newsreel no; Box 415) November 1929: After the riots in Palestine in August 1929 the British set up a Royal Commission under Sir Walter Shaw to investigate the causes of the disturbances. This shows the Commission arriving at the residence ...

     
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    Palestine

    (147A) July 1938: Building of the Maale Hachamisha Kibbutz (chamisha means five in Hebrew). This kibbutz was built in memory of five young Jews killed on the site during an Arab guerrilla raid; halfway on the road between Jerusalem and Tel ...

     
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    Palestine

    (26A) August 1935: Slum clearance in the poor Maccabi neighbourhood.

    (30A) September 1935: New immigrants on SS Tel Aviv en route to Palestine, dancing Horah, etc. The coast seen is that of Crete. The immigrants boarded at Trieste in ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. Lumbering in New Zealand and Burma.

    Titles (27). New Zealand lumberjacks felling large tree by axe, sawing trunk into sections, which are hauled away by tractor (52). A large horse team hauls a wagon loaded with a tree ...

     
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    Anderson Collection

    India late 1930s or early 1940s, urban street life and European and Indian seaside beach life, including a short sequence of Gandhi walking with a small group of followers towards the shore.

     
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    Anton-Smith Collection

    Family scenes; grinding rice in a Chinese village; rigging up a model plane.

    Production / Donor Details: Films shot by Mr Anton-Smith, an Agricultural Officer in Northern Rhodesia (and later Zambia). His wife Anne was a ...

     
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    USA

    Travelogue. Aerial tour of Africa affording novel views of animals and wild life.

     
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    BAGHDAD 1936

    Great Britain

    Baghdad: - suk, forbidden Muharram festival procession and back street scenes. Kuwait:- 'id al Adha, bedu camp, Gerald de Gaurey - political resident coming ashore.

     
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    AMATEUR. Film of life in Bastar state, India.

     
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    India

    The film celebrates the operations of the Bata shoe company highlighting, in particular, the welfare provided for its workers at its specially-built industrial town of Batanagar.

    The film’s opening ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. A native of the Mashanne tribe plucks, with tweezers, the beard of a native of the Dabarra tribe (85). [16mm]

     
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    BEAU GESTE 1939

    USA

    Story of adventures of three brothers in the Foreign Legion, each of whom is taking the blame for jewel theft in England. Re-make of a 1926 silent version. From a novel by P.C. Wren. Screenplay by Robert Carson.

     
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    Great Britain

    Introduced by Lord Lee of Fareham, who explains that many doubt the value of the Bible of history. Views are then shown which are associated with stories from the Bible, and the life of Christ.

     
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    Great Britain

    Remarkable film record of adventures covering a period of thirty years. Pioneering work photographing wild animals in Africa, India, Borneo, Canada and America.

     
  • BIKANER

    BIKANER 1934 has video enhanced entry

    SECRETS OF INDIAGreat Britain

    INSTRUCTIONAL. Opening shot of a map of India. An arrow indicates the Deccan States and then the Rajputana States and Thar desert where the town of Bikaner is situated. Bullock carts and camels make their way across the ...

     
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    Imperial Airways biplane lands. English dignitaries climbing out. The biplane in a field; people surround it. Pan of exterior of Umaid Bhawan Palace with scaffolding. Another biplane landing in a field.

    No titles. An Imperial Airways biplane (G- ...

     
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    ACTUALITY. Shots of various birds and reptiles in Northern India.

    Forest (16). Flock of birds flying in circles (23). Two white storks swimming and fishing on a pond (66). A succession of birds of various species feeding on a patch of grass. ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. Boys at Bisley School during Empire Day celebrations and performing gym exercises.

    [Film broken at the beginning]. "Lt Col Sir Archibald WEIGALL KCMG Inspects the Rank". The Colonel walks down rows of boys and chats to ...

     
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    United States of America

    The film begins with close-ups of individuals accompanying the Thaws on their trip. "Tom" "Major Anderson" "Bakari - Head Man" "Fahaji - Gunbearer" "Salim - Gunbearer" "Transafrica Safari presents BLACK MAJESTY Recorded by RCA ...

     
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    INTEREST. Boats and steamers on the mud flats and lakes of the Assam district, India.

     
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    GB

    Amateur film by unidentified cameraman, with intertitles, records various cavalry events by the Bombay Light Horse (an Indian Army reserve regiment) on the flat and over fences, including Section Jumping, the Lamba Kan Stakes, tent-pegging (Symons' ...

     
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    BORNEO 1937

    USA

    Travelogue of a trip by the Martin Johnsons through Borneo.

     
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    BORNEO - 1 1937

    Great Britain

    Amateur film. "The record of two visits to the estate of Daruel Tobacco Plantations Limited at Segama, Lahad Datu" in Sabah, Malaysia in the north of the island of Borneo. "Daruel Bay. Lahad Datu - the port through which everything must ...

     
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    BORNEO - 2 1937

    Amateur film. The Daruel Tobacco Plantations Limited estate at Segama, Lahad Datu, in Sabah, the Malaysian part of Borneo.

    Coolies carrying loads to a boat at the edge of a river and carrying bales from the boat into the shed at Lahad Datu. " ...

     
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    Great Britain

    INTEREST. The method of breadmaking used by the Arabs and Somali, seen at Gobuen. Grinding, Indian corn between two round stones, by Arab woman - Nahadi tribe. Water added to flour, dough made. Rolled out on grindstone, kneaded, ...

     
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    Capture of various animals in the Malay jungle. Suggested by the book by Frank Buck and Edward Anthony.

     
  • BRITISH GUIANA
    Great Britain

    A film addressing the geographical conditions, agriculture, and industries within British Guiana.

    A title explains that 'the low marshy coast of British Guiana is alluvium' as cattle stand in the marshy land. The film then shows ...

     
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    GB

    Newsreel item on aircraft of 14 Squadron flying over Mount Kenya, probably 1931.

    The squadron pilots start up their Fairey IIIF aircraft and take off. Three of them, and the camera plane (see note below), overfly the ...

     
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    GB

    A general outline of officer training at RAF Cranwell which culminates in an appeal for recruits.

    150 pupils, including citizens from the Empire (a turbaned Indian is visible in a parade), undergo a two-year training ...

     
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    BRITISH MOVIETONE NEWS

    Includes: Jewish settlements in Palestine.

     
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    Great Britain

    EARTHQUAKE IN INDIA SPREADS DESOLATION. Worst shock for 37 years takes heavy toll of life and property, leaving hosts homeless in Bihar. (217) SHANGHAI VOLUNTEER CORPS HOLDS PARADE. International Force turns out in farewell ceremony for ...

     
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    OUTLOOK IS BRIGHTER, SAYS MR. RUNCIMAN. President of the Board of Trade, in talk on British Industries Fair, sees good time is coming. (109) EUROPE STRIKES BAD PATCH OF TROUBLE. Snapshots from Continent show, first the standstill in Paris and incidents ...

     
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    Great Britain

    PRINCE VISITS SCENE OF HIS INVESTITURE. H.R.H. on social service tour in Wales, is met by Mr. Lloyd George at Carnarvon Castle. (131) U.S.-TO-ROME FLYERS ARE DOWN IN IRELAND. Pond and Sabelli making nonstop trip to Italy from New York, ...

     
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    THE DUKE IN NEW ZEALAND. HRH enters port aboard warship "Australia" with N.Z. ships escorting. (194) The Duke's tour continues with a visit to the races. (114) THE MAHARAJAH OF NEPAL VISITS DELHI. (95) "MACON" DISASTER. Shots of the airship before the ...

     
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    "INTEREST". The dances, housing and local industries of New Guinea. A map indicates the equatorial rain forests in South America, South Africa and South East Asia. Scenes showing the vegetation, islanders walk in single file beneath palm trees ...

     
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    BRITISH PARAMOUNT NEWS

    "ENGLISH GIRL WINS TABLE TENNIS TITLE". Table tennis competition at Wembley. Jean Nichol wins. Bergman of Austria wins men's English title.

    "HITLER'S SPEECH REASSURES WORLD". In Berlin, Adolf Hitler addresses audience on the ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film shot by Medical Officer of the Boundary Commission. Shows British Colonial Officials travelling to Somaliland via Marseilles, Malta and the Suez Canal and arrival in Berbera. Shows camel racing with the Camel Corps and the ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film of British Somaliland taken by Prince Henry Duke of Gloucester. Pan of Berbera. Burco, the headquarters of the Camel Corps. Troops seen exercising. A watering hole. Activities of the natives. Arrival at Malta on the journey ...

     
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    Great Britain

    Amateur film of Buenos Aires and the Falkland Islands.

    Entering Buenos Aires, travelling shot of street scenes in the city, skyscrapers, the Colour Theatre(?), the City Hotel. Notice board on "Higiene Sexual" (80ft). Entering Port ...

     
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    BURMA 1934

    Great Britain

    Life and movement in Burma are shown in a series of scenes.

     
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    BURMA 1936

    Great Britain

    AMATEUR. Film of Burma.

    Dam. Street scenes - Arab costumes possibly Sudan. Coronation Coach in Britain - Jubilee procession for George V. Dam again. Grandstand at racecourse? River journey through Burma. Giant Buddhas.

    Note: ...

     
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    Great Britain

    AMATEUR. Film of Burma and of Jubilee celebrations in London.

    St. James' Palace, Jubilee procession for George V. Burma material.

    Note: Production material from V. Cressy-Marcks.